Luke’s Senior Pictures

First Zack, then Katie, and finally Luke. I can’t really express how much of a privilege it’s been not only to be able to photograph each one of their senior sessions, but to see them grow over time (both literally, and figuratively!) into amazing adults. Luke is what some might …

Katie’s Senior Session

Sometimes you have the opportunity of meeting people that make you reflect about your own life, to even make you change. May it be a person dealing with struggles in a powerful way or someone whose presence fills the room and becomes contagious. This last person is Katie. You can always find Katie …

Laurel and Bear’s Wedding

3 of years ago, I had the privilege of shooting Audrey and Steven’s wedding. It was my first wedding in the US and it was an absolute blast. And now I get to shoot her sister’s wedding. During the reception, I got to talk to the bride’s mom for a couple …

Corinne’s Senior Session

Last week I had the privilege of shooting a portrait session with Corinne. During this session, I had the opportunity to get to know this young woman a little better, to hear about her future plans, and see her passion for life and faith. It was a very easy session since, …

5 Things I’ve Learned as a Wedding Photographer

I remember sitting a few years back next to a couple inquiring about my wedding photography services. It was not my first wedding, but it was my first paid wedding. I was sweaty and nervous, and for a reason: How do you pitch your barely developed skills to a couple to get hired as a photographer? You’ve read all the horror stories about bridezillas or, even worse, momzillas. Disappointed customers? Expectations not met? Why would you even want to get into wedding photography in the first place? I did more than a fair amount of research and got educated in …

Laurel and Bear’s Engagement

I have known Laurel for a few years now, and it’s a pleasure for me to be now shooting her engagement. Bear is more than Laurel’s fiancé’s nickname; he’s a true gentleman and someone that can very easily be anyone’s best friend. It was a joy to have a session with them at Franke’s …

Familia II

This is not the first time I write about my family this year. In 2015 I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time than usual with them, considering I live abroad. It still amazes me how “affordable” flying is, and how moving around the planet is something that you can …

Gabe and Olivia’s Wedding

It’s been a year since I shot their engagement and they just got married. The setting? A beautiful barn in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The day was extremely hot, but worth every second. It always amazes me to see the constant smiles in couples’ faces during their wedding day, and Gabe and …

Stephen and Lydia’s Wedding

Last year I was fortunate enough to shoot Stephen’s older brother’s wedding with Shannon. It’s interesting to see some common guests, how they already know you and you already know them. You know how grandpa might get emotional during the toasts; or how some relative tends not to look at the camera during the portraits. It’s truly special to be able to see an event from this perspective. It almost feels like you get to know people at a deep level. I would also like to thank Julie King. Julie helped me out on this event and was able to perfectly connect and interact with everyone. As always, …

Personal work – Travel Photography

They say it’s necessary to challenge yourself as an artist to understand how far you can go and how much of yourself you can give. I’ll be totally honest, I’m terrified of challenges, I always feel I’m not “good enough” for whatever it is. This time around, however, I decided …